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Chipping Campden, Oxfordshire - Weekend Exploration

As we settle into Woodstock, we are starting to find time, supported by improved weather, to begin exploring the Cotswolds. After receiving a tip last week that I should take a look at Chipping Campden, we decided to head over there on Sunday, for Mothers Day. Chipping Campden is situated at the northern part of the Cotswolds and is a lovely small town, complete with a main street bathed in the iconic Cotswold stone, and with tons of character and interesting shops to explore. We also found the church and church yard to be another gem, with the old graveyard providing some poignant reflection on lives lived or, in some sad cases, cut short.

The visit to Chipping Campden also inspired me to start a personal creative project of taking pictures in each of the best villages and towns in the Cotswolds, selecting ten images from ten of my favourite locations, producing a "Cotswolds 10 x 10" gallery. As I get to visit a few more places, I'll begin to add these to the personal section of my website, so stay tuned for some updates on this as it develops.

In the meantime, below is a quick selection of the pictures from Chipping Campden. It was quite a challenge to find engaging and clean photographs due to the cars, construction work and people providing a great deal of distraction but with some creative composition and in some cases, patient timing, I think I was able to capture a good sense of Chipping Campden, without the noise. I hope you enjoy, just click on a picture below to open as a larger slideshow

If you have any ideas of places I should visit, feel free to leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page!